Rethink Culture

“The culture I had at the time was the wrong culture, but it was the culture I deserved. It wasn’t my people. It wasn’t my clients. It wasn’t the environment. It wasn’t the economy. It was me. It was me trying to be the boss, to drive my team as opposed to the leader to lead my team”

S01E06 of the Rethink Culture podcast features Arnie Malham, author of Worth Doing Wrong, founder of BetterBookClub and CJ Advertising, an award-winning CEO, eight-figure entrepreneur, and best-selling author who helps leaders create engaging workplace cultures.

In his early days as a solopreneur, Malham struggled letting go of control, as his ego was running the company.  10 years in, he realised that culture reflects leadership; he needed to radically change his leadership, for his company to change. 

Since then he spent 10 years getting things right, He shifted his focus to helping employees grow, promising that everyone would leave a better person than when they arrived. He took ownership of CJ’s culture, delegated its culture programs to the bottom of the org chart, and gave every program a champion a checklist, KPIs and - most importantly - permission to fail. 

His book, Worth Doing Wrong, is a virtual tour of CJ's company’s culture. He encourages others to learn from his methods and adapt them to their own businesses.

Malham talks about his latest passion and venture,,  and how it uses recognition and approval to help people develop reading habits - and why most book reading initiatives fail.

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Arnie Malham on LinkedIn :
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Arnie’s book recommendations:
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Creators & Guests

Arnie Malham

What is Rethink Culture?

Rethink Culture is the podcast that shines the spotlight on the leaders who are rethinking workplace culture. Virtually all of the business leaders who make headlines today do so because of their company performance. Yet, the people and the culture of a company is at least as important as its performance. It's time that we shine the spotlight on the leaders who are rethinking workplace culture and are putting people and culture at the forefront.